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Deacon D.K. Wan
Senior Director, Analysts, Research & Advisory
2 years at Gartner
24 years IT Industry

Deacon D.K Wan is the Senior Director, Analyst at Gartner Applications and Product Leadership. Experts in digital innovations, product management, partnership, payments,mobile & e-commerce,BD. Read Full Bio

Toolkit: Move the Funding Model From Project to Product Starting Today

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  August 7, 2020

Application leaders see the urgent need for transforming to the product-centric model, but they are challenged by how it affects IT funding. Application leaders can use this toolkit to guide their transition from the project-based funding model to the product-based funding model. This toolkit provides an eight step roadmap for starting the transformation immediately.   […]

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Renew Retention Strategies to Retain Technology Talent for Digital Business Success

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  July 7, 2020

The fear of job security, along with work stress and increased market uncertainty, can significantly deteriorate employee morale and engagement, which are common causes of employee turnover. Combined with many businesses reset their strategies and transform business models to digital to improve resilience, CIOs will find it more difficult to retain and recruit quality talent […]

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3 Keys to Persuading Your CFO to Use Product-Based Budgeting

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  June 9, 2020

Application leaders struggle to get support for product-based budgeting, especially during a downturn, despite its fit for lean, uncertain times. They need to persuade finance leaders to start product-based budgeting now by showing how it speeds up delivery, reduces waste and increases transparency.     3 Keys to Persuading Your CFO to Use Product-Based Budgeting […]

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Creating the Role of Product Manager in Government

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  June 8, 2020

To move to digital, many successful organizations are shifting away from project management to product management.    Learn how leading CIOs driving digital government transformation and innovation are Develop the product management role and repurpose existing job positions Differentiate product management from traditional project management Position your product managers for success     Creating the Role […]

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Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  May 4, 2020

Gartner Critical Capabilities research complements Magic Quadrant analyses to offer deeper insight into products and services provided by multiple vendors. Understanding our research methodologies will help you use these reports to decide on the products and services that best fit your organization. Application leaders creating strategies for product and platform development must select an enterprise […]

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Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  April 23, 2020

Newer vendors are successfully challenging past Leaders as enterprise-scale agile methodologies enter the mainstream. This Magic Quadrant evaluates 16 vendors of enterprise agile planning tools to help you make the right choice for your organization. Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools Published: 21 April 2020 ID: G00394014 Table Of ContentsMarket Definition/DescriptionMagic Quadrant Vendor Strengths […]

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How Product Managers Develop Resiliency With Diversity and Inclusion for the “Everything Customer”

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  April 6, 2020

Embrace and celebrate diversity, it’s what makes our world interesting and resilient. Not to mention organizations with a diverse and inclusive culture will respond and recover better, which is very needed during our turbulent time and economic downturn.   See these simple steps to amplify inclusion   How Product Managers Develop Resiliency With Diversity and […]

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How Application Leaders Can Address the Unprecedented Organizational and Cultural Impacts of COVID-19

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  April 2, 2020

Application Leaders facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 must respond, recover, and restore by building up Agile skills. As many industries experience the impacts, the ability of the IT organization to adapt will be critical to the success of the corporation.  Many organizations are facing unprecedented challenges, with remote work, high distraction, and high absenteeism.  […]

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Jump-Start Your Digital Product Management Program

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  March 31, 2020

Many CIOs are formulating rebound plans for the business by transforming their operating model to incorporate Digital Product Management.   Learn how leading CIOs identify and develop targeted techniques with a mix of traditional and out-of-the-box characteristics to jump-start and ensure success.     Hiring the Right Leader to Jump-Start Your Digital Product Management Program Published: […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Short- and Long-Term Actions for CIOs

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  March 4, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted operations and will have prolonged impacts on continuity of operations, modes of working and growth patterns. CIOs need to respond to the crisis with both short- and long-term actions to increase resilience against future disruptions, and prepare for rebound and growth.   Impacts Organizations face challenges to continuity of operations as employees […]

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